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The Freak-gardeExtraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Robin Blyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Since the 1890s, American artists have employed the arts of the freak show to envision radically different ways of being. The result is a rich avant-garde tradition that critiques and challenges ... More

Hot MetalMaterial Culture and Tangible Labour

Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... More

Imitation and Creativity in Japanese ArtsFrom Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Michael Lucken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The idea that Japanese art is produced through rote copy and imitation is an eighteenth-century colonial construct, with roots in Romantic ideals of originality. Offering a much-needed corrective to ... More

Industry and IntelligenceContemporary Art Since 1820

Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Liam Gillick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780231170208
eISBN:
9780231540964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170208.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The history of modern art is often told through aesthetic breakthroughs that sync well with cultural and political change. From Courbet to Picasso, from Malevich to Warhol, it is accepted that art ... More

The Insect and the ImageVisualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Janice Neri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Once considered marginal members of the animal world (at best) or vile and offensive creatures (at worst), insects saw a remarkable uptick in their status during the early Renaissance. This quickened ... More

John VassosIndustrial Design for Modern Life

John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Danielle Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book is the first biography of artist and industrial designer John Vassos. The book positions him as a significant figure in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession ... More

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects'Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Jeff Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The Victorians admired Julia Margaret Cameron for her evocative photographic portraits of eminent men like Tennyson, Carlyle, and Darwin. But Cameron also made numerous photographs called ‘fancy ... More

Live FormWomen, Ceramics, and Community

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Jenni Sorkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

A thematic and gendered history of post-war American ceramics, this book focuses on three American women ceramists, Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985), a Bauhaus-trained potter who taught form as ... More

Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Andreas Broeckmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035064
eISBN:
9780262336109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book deals with the ways in which visual artists have reflected on the cultural meaning of technology, and the particular aesthetic of machines, throughout the twentieth century. It is the first ... More

Mechademia 7Lines of Sight

Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Frenchy Lunning (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book, the seventh volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga, explores the various ways in which anime, manga, digital media, fan culture, and Japanese ... More

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